Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mama Julie's Cheesy Potatoes

If I'm ever asked to bring a hotdish to a get-together, this is what I bring. My mom's cheesy potatoes. It is definitely a crowd-pleaser. And, it's one recipe I MUST pass on to my daughters.

We had a fun couple over last night to watch the NCAA championship game (which wasn't too entertaining - I love basketball, even played it in college, but this game looked more like open gym)...anyways, this is all that was left in my 9x13" pan.
  Needless to say, it's a hit everytime. Thanks, mom, for another good one!

Mama Julie's Cheesy Potatoes
1 normal-size bag frozen, shredded potatoes (there are usually two sizes of bags - normal and extra large, just get the normal size, forgive me, I don't know the exact pounds/ounces right now!)
1 can cream of chicken soup (Healthy Request kind from Campbell's)
1/2 - 3/4 of a 16 oz. container of light sour cream
2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 stick butter, melted
Salt & pepper

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix sour cream, soup and melted butter in your largest bowl.
  3. Dump entire bag of frozen, shredded potatoes into the large bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Add the cheese to the large bowl as well, and mix together until all ingredients are well combined. 
  5. Transfer cheesy potatoes to a GREASED 9x13" baking dish, and cover with foil.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour, 10 minutes. Remove the foil, and bake for another 5 minutes. The edges should be brown and crispy, and the middle of the potatoes should be hot and the cheese melted.


Heidi said...

In the "Mormon Culture" we call this Funeral potatoes, because it is the classic dish to bring when trying to serve a lot of people (aka at a funeral). Love it, and now I am craving some!

Jessica SG said...

Yep, this is definitely great at serving a lot of people. These are the potatoes I served at the rheum party...that was about 30 people! But I did quadruple the recipe :)